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YMCA State Advocacy Day

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Park Hotel – Madison, Wisconsin (22 S Carroll Street, Madison, WI 53703)

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Please Join Us for YMCA State Advocacy Day - Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

  • Coffee/Networking 9:00-10:00 AM
  • Program 10:00 AM-Noon
  • Lunch (provided) Noon-12:45 PM
  • Capital Visits 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Speakers:
-Jason Childress, Joe Leibham – Foley & Lardner
-Jim McGowan, YUSA Government Relations
-We have an Ask in to Governor Evers office, and are hopeful he might take the opportunity to address our group – (very good chance we will get Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes)
-YMCA Champion Award (TBA at Advocacy Day – We recognize an elected official each year for their work supporting YMCA’s in Wisconsin)

Who is Invited to attend: YMCA CEO’s, YMCA Board Members, YMCA Volunteers, Other YMCA Staff.

Wisconsin State Alliance of YMCA’s
2019-2020 legislative session priorities
Wisconsin YMCA’s at a Glance: We serve 472,895 people at 74 YMCA locations throughout Wisconsin. 144,208 children under the age of 18 are YMCA members. The Y is for healthy living, social responsibility and youth development.

Legislative priorities:

  • Falls Prevention: Provide $870,000 per year to support local Wisconsin non-profits, county and tribal agencies in upscaling researched and proven programs that reduce health care use and expenditures for older adult falls, diabetes and other chronic disease self-management, caregiver support and other issues in healthy aging, and one statewide technical assistance center to provide coordination and support. The YMCA would work with Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network to apply for these grants to fund expansion of a proven falls prevention program for older adults called “Moving for Better Balance.”
    -Every 29 minutes an older adult dies from a falls related injury.
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    According to CDC programs like Moving for Better Balance help older adults reduce the risk of falling by 55%.
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    $540,00 over the biennium would help YMCA’s expand from 8 to 28 the number of sites offering this program. We could train 60 new instructors and reach 4,500 new participants.
  • After School Care: Provide $20 million to fund after school programs (in partnership with WAN and Boys and Girls Clubs). This would create a grant program to assist after school program sites. The program would provide:

    o Individual grants ranging from $50,000-$100,000.
    o Additional funds would be available for transportation to eliminate that barrier.
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    To support areas that lack robust OST summer programming and to also address “the summer slide” additional funding would be available for OST summer programming.
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    Provide for renewable multi-year grants in order to create sustainability.
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    Providing flexibilities to address differences or special needs of applicants.
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    Tracking program requirements on mid-year and/or end-of-year reporting basis. This will help guide program evaluation in future years and contribute to continuous program improvement.
  • Trauma Informed Care: Provide funding to non-profits for trauma informed care training for staff who work with children (in partnership with WAN and Boys and Girls Clubs).
  • 3K school programs: We are concerned about the unintended consequences of the 3K expansion grants in the DPI budget request. This could cause the shutdown of daycare options for families and we encourage lawmakers to consider those consequences when working toward the laudable goal of increased educational opportunities for youth.

Contact: Foley and Lardner
Joe Leibham – Jleibham@foley.com – 608-258-4257
Jason Childress – Jchildress@foley,com – 608-217-6109
Jenny Malcore –
Jmalcore@foley.com – 608-257-5035

Contact: Wisconsin State Alliance of YMCA’s
Jon Agnew – jagnew@ymcafoxcities.org – 610-322-4913

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